Township of Lower Southampton, PA
Bucks County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Part 1 Title, Purpose and Interpretation

§ 27-101 Title.

§ 27-102 Short title.

§ 27-103 Purpose.

§ 27-104 Interpretation.

§ 27-105 Severability.

§ 27-106 Validity.

Part 2 Definitions

§ 27-201 General word usage.

§ 27-202 Definitions of specific terms.

Part 3 Classification of Districts

§ 27-301 Establishment of districts.

§ 27-302 Classes of districts.

§ 27-303 Zoning Map.

§ 27-304 Interpretation of district boundaries.

Part 4 R-1 Residential District

§ 27-401 General.

§ 27-402 Permitted uses.

§ 27-403 Area and dimensional requirements.

Part 5 R-2 Residential District

§ 27-501 General.

§ 27-502 Permitted uses.

§ 27-503 Area and dimensional requirements.

Part 6 R-3 Residential District

§ 27-601 General.

§ 27-602 Permitted uses.

§ 27-603 Area and dimensional requirements.

Part 7 R-4 Residential District

§ 27-701 General.

§ 27-702 Permitted uses.

§ 27-703 Area and dimensional requirements.

§ 27-704 Buffer yards.

§ 27-705 Utilities.

§ 27-706 Height regulations.

§ 27-707 Variation of design.

§ 27-708 Open space.

Part 8 C-1 Light Commercial District

§ 27-801 Permitted uses.

§ 27-802 Area and dimensional requirements.

Part 9 C-2 Heavy Commercial District

§ 27-901 Permitted uses.

§ 27-902 Area and dimensional requirements.

Part 10 I Industrial District

§ 27-1001 Permitted uses.

§ 27-1002 Area and dimensional requirements.

Part 11 BT Business Technology District

§ 27-1101 Permitted uses.

§ 27-1102 Area and dimensional requirements.

Part 12 M Municipal District

§ 27-1201 Permitted uses.

§ 27-1202 Area and dimensional requirements.

Part 13 TC Town Center District

§ 27-1301 Purpose and intent.

§ 27-1302 Uses.

§ 27-1303 General design standards.

§ 27-1304 General standards.

§ 27-1305 Streetscape and green area standards.

§ 27-1306 Specific design standards.

§ 27-1307 Definitions.

§ 27-1308 Landscaping.

§ 27-1309 Parking and access.

Part 14 Use Regulations

§ 27-1401 Applicability of regulations.

§ 27-1402 Uses by right, special exception, conditional use; uses not permitted.

§ 27-1403 Uses subject to other regulation.

Part 15 Floodplain Conservation District

§ 27-1501 Declaration of legislative intent.

§ 27-1502 Applicability.

§ 27-1503 Specific definitions.

§ 27-1504 Abrogation and greater restrictions.

§ 27-1505 Warning and disclaimer of liability.

§ 27-1506 Designation of Floodplain Administrator.

§ 27-1507 Permits required.

§ 27-1508 Duties and responsibilities of Floodplain Administrator.

§ 27-1509 Application procedures and requirements.

§ 27-1510 Review of application by others.

§ 27-1511 Changes.

§ 27-1512 Placards.

§ 27-1513 Start of construction.

§ 27-1514 Enforcement.

§ 27-1515 Appeals.

§ 27-1516 Identification of floodplain areas.

§ 27-1517 Description and special requirements of identified floodplain areas.

§ 27-1518 Changes in identification of area.

§ 27-1519 Boundary disputes.

§ 27-1520 Jurisdictional boundary changes.

§ 27-1521 Technical provisions.

§ 27-1522 Elevation and floodproofing requirements.

§ 27-1523 Design and construction standards.

§ 27-1524 Development which may endanger human life.

§ 27-1525 Special requirements for subdivisions.

§ 27-1526 Special requirements for manufactured homes.

§ 27-1527 Special requirements for recreational vehicles.

§ 27-1528 Prohibited activities.

§ 27-1529 Existing structures.

§ 27-1530 Improvements.

§ 27-1531 Variances.

§ 27-1532 Variance procedures and conditions.

Part 16 OPAS Off-Premises Advertising Sign Overlay

§ 27-1601 Purpose and intent.

§ 27-1602 Overlay concept.

§ 27-1603 Use regulations.

§ 27-1604 Additional regulations.

Part 17 General Requirements Applicable to All Uses and Districts

§ 27-1701 Compliance.

§ 27-1702 Noise.

§ 27-1703 Smoke.

§ 27-1704 Dust, fumes, vapors and gases.

§ 27-1705 Heat.

§ 27-1706 Vibrations.

§ 27-1707 Buffer yards.

§ 27-1708 Storage and waste disposal.

§ 27-1709 District regulations.

§ 27-1710 Lot area.

§ 27-1711 Minimum lot width.

§ 27-1712 Exceptions to minimum lot areas and lot widths.

§ 27-1713 Traffic visibility at corners.

§ 27-1714 Spacing of nonresidential buildings on same lot.

§ 27-1715 Front yard regulations.

§ 27-1716 Side yard requirements.

§ 27-1717 Rear yard requirements.

§ 27-1718 Maximum height of buildings.

§ 27-1719 Fences.

§ 27-1720 Special setbacks.

§ 27-1721 Lighting.

§ 27-1722 Bus shelters.

§ 27-1723 Outdoor waste receptacles.

Part 18 Open Space and Environmental Protection Standards.

§ 27-1801 Purpose.

§ 27-1802 Open space requirements.

§ 27-1803 Open space purposes and uses.

§ 27-1804 Environmental standards.

§ 27-1805 Required protection.

§ 27-1806 Fee in lieu of open space.

Part 19 Off-Street Parking and Loading

§ 27-1901 Off-street parking space requirements.

§ 27-1902 Modification of parking requirements.

§ 27-1903 General regulations applying to required off-street parking facilities.

§ 27-1904 Off-street loading.

Part 20 Signs

§ 27-2001 Scope.

§ 27-2002 Definitions.

§ 27-2003 Applicability of this part.

§ 27-2004 Requirements for permits.

§ 27-2005 Administration.

§ 27-2006 Emergency repairs.

§ 27-2007 Types of signs.

§ 27-2008 Types of sign construction.

§ 27-2009 General sign regulations.

§ 27-2010 Nonconforming signs.

§ 27-2011 Permitted signs.

Part 21 Nonconformities

§ 27-2101 Continuation.

§ 27-2102 Alteration or extension.

§ 27-2103 Restoration.

§ 27-2104 Abandonment.

§ 27-2105 Changes.

§ 27-2106 Displacement.

§ 27-2107 District changes.

§ 27-2108 Nonconforming uses permit required.

Part 22 Administration

§ 27-2201 Zoning Officer; duties and powers.

§ 27-2202 Enforcement notices.

§ 27-2203 Zoning permits required.

§ 27-2204 Application requirements for zoning permits.

§ 27-2205 Fees.

§ 27-2206 Life of permit.

§ 27-2207 Conditional uses.

Part 23 Zoning Hearing Board

§ 27-2301 Creation of Board.

§ 27-2302 Hearings.

§ 27-2303 Jurisdiction.

§ 27-2304 Powers and duties; interpretation.

§ 27-2305 Powers and duties; variances.

§ 27-2306 Powers and duties; special exceptions.

§ 27-2307 Expiration of special exception and variances, refiling.

§ 27-2308 Powers and duties; challenge to validity of Zoning Ordinance or Map.

§ 27-2309 Parties appellant before Board.

§ 27-2310 Time limitations.

§ 27-2311 Stay of proceedings.

§ 27-2312 Fees.

Part 24 Enforcement

§ 27-2401 Enforcement notice.

§ 27-2402 Causes of action.

§ 27-2403 Enforcement remedies.

Part 25 Appeals and Amendments

§ 27-2501 Enactment of zoning amendments.

§ 27-2502 Procedure for landowner curative amendments.

§ 27-2503 Procedure for Township curative amendments.